Absa Premiership

Celtic slay Stars, reach TKO semifinals

2017-11-04 18:04

Johannesburg - Bloemfontein Celtic came from behind to beat Platinum Stars 2-1 in their Telkom Knockout quarter-final clash at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The opening stages of the game were quiet as the sides found themselves evenly matched in midfield and neither keeper was overly tested in the first 25 minutes.

Jackie Motshegwa came close to putting coach Veselin Jelusic's team from the Free State in front on 24 minutes when his shot deflected onto the roof of the Stars net.

The home side took the lead on the half-hour mark when Bongi Ntuli ran onto a goal-kick from Dino Visser before neatly lifting the ball over Phunya Sele Sele keeper Patrick Tingyemb and into the net.

Ntuli should have doubled the advantage five minutes after half time, but sent his parting shot too close to Tingyemb, who pulled off a fine diving save.

Lantshene Phalane made Stars pay for that miss eight minutes later when he blazed a low free kick past Visser and into the net to level up proceedings.

Brian Mwila spurned a chance for Stars when he headed well off target with 10 minutes to play.

The winner came shortly afterwards as Tshegofatso Mabaso cut through the Dikwena box, playing a one-two with Kabelo Mahlasela before netting from close range.

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Friday, 29 March 2019
Orlando Pirates v Black Leopards, Orlando Stadium 20:00
Friday, 05 April 2019
Maritzburg United v Bloemfontein Celtic, Harry Gwala Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 06 April 2019
Wits v Orlando Pirates, Bidvest Stadium 15:00
Highlands Park v Free State Stars, Makhulong Stadium 15:00
Golden Arrows v Cape Town City, Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium 15:00
Kaizer Chiefs v Baroka FC, FNB Stadium 18:00
AmaZulu v Chippa United, King Zwelithini Stadium 20:15
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

After slow starts to their respective 2018/19 Absa Premiership campaigns, who will finish the season ranked higher?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.